Effect of Resistance on Insect Pest Management in Transgenic Cotton
Determine the impact of a changing cropping landscape on host plant ecology and insect resistance management practices for bollworm using analytical techniques. Determine gene flow and migration patterns by analyzing tobacco budworm and bollworm populations temporal and spatial scales using genetic and/or empirical/mathematical approaches. Identify possible mechanisms of resistance to Bt toxins by profiling gene expressions patterns and develop a marker based genetic linkage map.
- Dr. O.P. Perera serves as the lead scientist for this project.